Brazil has had to actively engage in the infrastructure sector in a bid to achieve modernization. The National Confederation of Industry (CNI) is also of the view that it was one of the best ways to assist Brazil in meeting its investment demands. Towards the end of June 2017, the first management project on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Concessions of the current mayor of Porto Alegre, Nelson Marchezan Júnior, were discussed by the Management Council of the Municipal Program of Partnerships (Propar).
PROPAR / POA and CGP
According to Felipe Montoro Jens, an Infrastructure Project expert, subjects discussed at the meeting included sanitation projects, public lighting, Public Market, Guaíba Water Park, bidding for the concession of public clocks, as well as the construction of the Hospital Materno Infantil Presidente Vargas new headquarters. Also, the purpose of the meeting was to identify and define the services, areas, and priorities that the government is likely to seek partnerships with the private initiative in the future.
On May 2, 2017, Nelson Marchezan signed on a Decree 19736 to modernize the public administration which established the Municipal Program Partnerships (PROPAR / POA) and the Program Management Board Partnerships (CGP).
About Felipe Montoro Jens
When it comes to investments and finance, Felipe Montoro Jens is a reputed professional in these sectors. Currently, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Energizer Captacao S.A. Felipe also served as a Director at Santo Antonio Energia. Furthermore, in 2010 he held the Director position at Braskem S.A. Director until 2013. Felipe was also a board member of Concessionaria do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal before he was elected as the Chairman of the board.
Felipe Montoro Jens’ main area of specialization is in infrastructure. He is also concerned about high wastage levels in states because it negatively affects economic wealth. According to Felipe, the recent partnership will lead to waste reduction.